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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 450820, 8 pages
Structural and Optical Properties of Chemical Bath Deposited Silver Oxide Thin Films: Role of Deposition Time
1National Centre for Energy Research and Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 41001, Nigeria
2Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 41001, Nigeria
Received 3 December 2012; Revised 21 March 2013; Accepted 22 March 2013
Academic Editor: Zhimin Liu
Copyright © 2013 A. C. Nwanya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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